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    confused Washer level sensor hole size???

    Hi guys n gals

    Can anyone tell me what size drill bit I will need for the Washer level sensor hole???

    Got all the bits and have even sprayed the headlight washer covers but noticed my new reservoir has not got a hole for the level sensor.

    Largest drill bit I have is 15mm but thinking that won't be big enough

    Will hopefully get started with the install late next week but just trying to be better prepared

    Many thanks
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    22mm springs to mind. I think Ian_Highlander drilled his on his old saloon might be worth pm'img him. BTW when you say your new reservoir has not got a hole for the level sensor, is it a 5.2Lt one? Should come with a hole id have though.
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    I can't remember, I know I didn't have the right size so ended up drilling several small holes and filing it out by trial and error.

    (Damn you've got a good memory DasArab lol)

    The bigger reservoir should have the hole already though I would have thought, I've got one sat here with all the headlight washer bits waiting for me to fit them and that has both pumps and a sensor in it.
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    LoL, dont bother pm'img him hes here.
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    Cheers for that Ewan, didn't think I'd have the right size drill

    The reservoir I bought was 5.6L (pic below) and deffo doesn't have the hole drilled

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    My big washer bottle wasnt predrilled with the hole.. i had to make it my self.. but i used a 15 mm drill and the a dremmel to make it larger.. until it fitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    I can't remember, I know I didn't have the right size so ended up drilling several small holes and filing it out by trial and error.

    (Damn you've got a good memory DasArab lol)

    The bigger reservoir should have the hole already though I would have thought, I've got one sat here with all the headlight washer bits waiting for me to fit them and that has both pumps and a sensor in it.

    Might end up doing the same Ian Was thinking of buying one of those step drill things but the only one I can find is a sealey that goes up to about 30mm for £30. Which is a bit much to only use the once.

    So might follow your advice and get handy with the old file

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    My big washer bottle wasnt predrilled with the hole.. i had to make it my self.. but i used a 15 mm drill and the a dremmel to make it larger.. until it fitted.
    Thanks Ken, will have to get inventive with the tools.

    When I get round to removing my old reservoir, I'll take the sensor out and get the vernier calipers on it and found out the exact size. It may help others if they encounter the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damo77 View Post
    Cheers for that Ewan, didn't think I'd have the right size drill

    The reservoir I bought was 5.6L (pic below) and deffo doesn't have the hole drilled

    Damo

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    Ah cool. I take it you got the rubber grommet that fits to the reservoir? What I would do is take a steel ruler and measure the width of said grommet. Then measure the depth of the gap that seals the grommet to the hole in teh reservoir. Then remove the depth from the width to give you the size of hole, and just to be on the safe side make it 1mm less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Ah cool. I take it you got the rubber grommet that fits to the reservoir?
    Hopefully it will just be a matter of taking the sensor and grommit out of my existing reservoir and swapping it over to the new one in the pic.

    Was just trying to prepare in advance really to save taking the bumper off and finding that my drills weren't big enough then having to put it all back together to go out and buy one

    Think I'll try and get the daughter round when I start the job, if it goes pete tong, I can get her to drive me down to the hardware store lol

    Muchas gracias mate

    Damo

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